• The ASU/GSV 2016 Conference: Insights from an Eye-Opening Experience

     If there’s one place to find the world’s movers and shakers at the intersection of education and business—specifically, the edtech business—it’s the annual ASU/GSV conference.   Energy and excitement regularly permeate the hallways, sessions and after-...

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  • The Hidden Treasures Found with Change Leadership Training

    Little did I know, or even imagine, what we would witness and how much we would learn when we set out to deliver the Kotter Change Essentials Workshop for iPASS grant recipients. We deliberately started the second round of iPASS grants with an emphasis on, and support for, building a foundation of...

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  • Go Big or Go Home…Implementing Technology At Scale

    Authors: Laura M. Gambino, Danielle Insalaco-Egan, John D. Stroud Over and over, technology implementations in higher ed get stuck in what Phil Hill refers to as pilot “purgatory,” never realizing their full potential. And yet, we continue to try out new technology reforms...

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  • Tech is the Easy Part of Tech Adoption

    Author: Mei-Yen Ireland Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) requires more than the implementation of technology.  Successful iPASS work utilizes technology reforms to ignite transformative change in how students experience the institution. The goal is to improve...

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  • Is Your Institution Ready for Transformative iPASS Reform?

    Author: Mei-Yen Ireland Colleges and universities across the country are increasingly looking to technology to support significant reform to their academic, career, and financial advising services so they can provide a more integrated experience for their students as well as faculty and staff....

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  • What We Learned from the JW Marriott Hotel about Student Success Efforts

    Authors: Ana Borray and John Grant   Ana: Last month, I attended the SXSWedu conference. A fantastic and motivating event that was buzzing with educators, technology start-up talent, students, and just about everyone passionate about education. Several great sessions focused on the iPASS...

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  • Reflections on Communicating a Vision for iPASS Reforms

    Author: Karen A. Stout   iPASS as the Great Integrator In 2006, while I was president of Montgomery County Community College, MCCC joined the Achieving the Dream network. For several years, the college implemented excellent student success work in a lot of spaces. However, the work we...

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  • Behind the Scenes of the 2016 Higher Ed NMC Horizon Report

    Trends, challenges, and new technologies: you may have seen the headlines from the NMC Horizon Report > 2016 Higher Education Edition: These are the influences that are pushing, pulling, and shaping technology adoption related to teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in higher...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Time + Talent + Money = Commitment to Innovation

    We’re at the end of a three-year experiment here at EDUCAUSE. The last cohort of the Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) has or will be submitting their final plans for new competency-based and outcomes-based degree and certificate programs. And the last cohort of Breakthrough Models Academy...

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  • Improved Planning and Advising Help Students Succeed

    Author: Celeste Schwartz Montgomery County Community College, like many institutions across the country, is always looking for ways to improve student access, success, and completion. A grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation allowed us to launch an Integrated Planning and Advising...

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